What's New in Vault 2022

First day back after the Easter weekend and BAM!!! There is Vault 2022 sitting in my account.

OK so what have Autodesk blessed us with this year

You can now log into Vault with your Autodesk ID

The login dialog is updated to support Autodesk ID as an authentication option. Autodesk ID integration with Vault allows administrators to control user authentication and access to the Vault environment.

It is now possible to login using any of the following authentication options enabled by the administrator:

  • Windows Authentication using Windows Active Directory credentials.

  • Vault Account which requires a Vault-specific user name with a password.

  • Autodesk ID credentials

Model States and Vault

Vault 2022 adds support for the highly requested functionality in Inventor called Model States. This new workflow provides a convenient way to engineer, manage, and manufacture your designs.

Model States offer capabilities similar to those found in iParts/iAssemblies. However, all configurations are stored in a single file instead of multiple files. Each model state supports unique iProperties, Parameters, and Bill of Materials (BOM). You can open files with different model states from Vault while working with Inventor.

With Vault, you can:

  • Check-in a model state file from the Inventor Vault add-in to the Vault client.

  • Open and place a model state file from Vault.

  • Assign items to model states with different part numbers.

  • Map item properties to model state iProperties.

Note: All migrated Levels of Detail (LODs) use the BOM from the Master LOD. You can edit the BOM of a migrated LOD in the Master model state. If you want to edit the BOM of a non-master migrated LOD, copy it to a new Model State and then delete the migrated copy.

Enhanced Duplicate Search

You are now able to filter duplicate search results in the Find Duplicates panel within Inventor.

New filters are added to expand the Duplicate Search criteria. After you perform the search, you can filter results based on various criteria such as:

  • Same material

  • Mirrored parts

  • Exact matches

Ability to Turn Off Assigning Items

This new option allows Administrators and Configuration Administrators to turn off access to the Assign Item command in the Vault Client and the "Show Details" panel in Inventor.

When disabled, users are disabled to assign or update items in Vault Client and Inventor using the context menu option in the "Uses" and "Where Used" tabs of the "Show Details" dialog.

Replication Technology Enhancement

Vault 2022 replaces the merge replication technology with transactional replication SQL technology where the data synchronizes almost instantly.

All read operations continue on the subscriber, but the write operations only occur on the publisher. The change eliminates the need for ownership and defines the publisher as the only writeable server. All data on the publisher is replicated to the subscribers to keep them up to date.Note: File replication remains unchanged from the previous replication model.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Reduce the administrator's overhead of supporting the configuration.

  • Improve replication stability and reliability.

  • Eliminate the need for object ownership.

The merge replication configuration is no longer supported in Vault 2022. Remove the existing replication environment and set up a new one manually when launching the ADMS console.

General Enhancements

Learn about enhancements made to the system properties. Latest Approver and Latest Released Date Two new system properties "Latest Approver" and "Latest Released Date" are added in Vault 2022.

  • The "Latest Approver" property describes the user who approved/released the last revision of a document.

  • The "Latest Release Date" property describes the date and time when the last revision of a document was released.

Has Model State A new "Has Model State" system property is added to files to identify whether the file has an associated model state. If the property value is true (), you can use it to search and customize the views.

New Thin Client

The Vault Thin Client has been revamped for the 2022 release of Vault. With an entirely redesigned and modern interface, the 2022 Thin Client offers many new and improved features.

Modern Interface The 2022 Thin Client streamlines several features and workflows to be more intuitive and efficient. The improved interface makes finding and viewing your vaulted data quick and easy. You can navigate workspaces, change vaults, and open file previews in the Viewer with fewer clicks. The Thin Client can be used in web browsers on desktop computers and tablet devices.

Dark Theme and Visual Accessibility The 2022 Thin Client now features a dark theme. The visual design and color scheme have been updated to comply with Autodesk's accessibility guidelines, which adhere to rigorous industry standards. The color of user interface components, such as object states and menu icons, are better differentiated.

The Viewer The Autodesk Forge Viewer is now directly integrated into the Thin Client interface. 2D and 3D previews of Inventor, AutoCAD, and other supported file types open directly in the browser when selected in the Thin Client. Note: The Thin Client opens DWF, DWFx, and PDF file types. It cannot open native CAD files directly.

Workspaces The 2022 Thin Client provides a new workspace for change orders. You can view properties, records, and attachments associated with individual change orders. Workspaces have been redesigned to make recurring tasks simpler and quicker, including the following:

  • Multi-select vault objects (files, items, and change orders) to view, share, and download in bulk.

  • View information about objects with relationships to other objects (for example, in a file's details, you can view related objects in the Item and Change Order tabs).

  • Preview a CAD file in the same browser tab using a file's View tab.

Quick Sharing Share links from any workspace. Select the checkbox next to an object in a workspace to:

  • Generate a link to the object, which you can copy and paste.

  • Create an email that contains a link to the object.

The Thin Client supports multi-selecting objects to share multiple links at once. You and your team can open links in the 2022 Thin Client or the Vault Client desktop application. Note: Links cannot be viewed outside of the Thin Client or the Vault Client. You must be connected to a Vault with valid credentials to open links.

Improved Navigation Many refinements in the Thin Client user interface make the overall experience more efficient and intuitive. You can use the following features to navigate and complete your tasks:

  • Right click an object to open it in a new tab.

  • Click the Vault Selector to view a list of available vaults and quickly sign into a different one.

  • Create properties that link files and items.

  • Scroll through tables with a fixed header that doesn’t scroll out of view.

  • Easily identify the current user by their profile icon in the upper-right corner of the page.

  • View and navigate related objects with project links.

User Management Enhancements

New workflows are added in this release to help increase productivity for administrators, such as easier management of users and groups or creating profile attributes for users and groups. User Interface Administrators can now view and manage many users and groups in one interface without switching between various dialogs.

Friendly User Display Name Administrators can now set a friendly user display name to quickly identify which user created or modified an object in Vault. The administrator can map the friendly display name to file properties and CAD title block attributes.

Profile Attributes Administrators can now create and add custom profile attributes to add to users and groups. Profile attributes can be mapped to Active Directory attributes and viewed inside of Vault. See Profile Attributes for more information.

Track User Logins The user's login information is now written to the audit log file on the Vault server. The log entry includes username, login date and time, client IP, vault name, authentication method, and the client application ID. See Configure Log Files for more information.

Source - Vault 2022 Help | What's New in Vault 2022 | Autodesk

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